W and I cleaned our bedroom a few weeks ago. We organized and dusted and vacuumed and purged ourselves of three garbage bags full of crap.
We had been having problems sleeping and felt that a clean, uncluttered room would help with our insomnia.
In the spirit of refreshing my side of the room, I decided to buy a new lamp for my beside table. I poked around at Target and then started looking on the web for something functional and whimsical.
Through a bizarre series of events, I ended up with a llama lamp.
“What’s a llama totem mean?” W asked.
“I didn’t think to check,” I replied.
From Spirit Animal Totems
Llama is here to remind you that only through hard work and perseverance will your dreams be realized. Know that you have the ability to adapt to any situation you find yourself in. Know that whatever loads you are carrying right now you will be able to manage and see them through. Alternatively Llama could also be reminding you that your biggest focus should be yourself and that personal growth and your connection to spirit should be your highest priority at all times. Insisting on following your heart rather than your ego will bring you all the rewards you are seeking.
These days, I am overscheduled and overworked and overwhelmed.
I have an upcoming speaking engagement. And commitments as president of a local book-related nonprofit.
I have committed to a January deadline for my new book, My Mother Says Drums Are for Boys: More Adventures in Gender.
It feels like there are a million things I need to do. And never enough time.
Plus, Wentworth. We have to finish Wentworth.
I will trust in my little gold llama that with hard work all things are possible. And will remember to take time out for myself when I need it.
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What’s your animal totem these days?